Unless you happen to be a wonderful cook with hours in your day to spare, eating healthy, fresh meals can be challenging. Not only is grocery shopping and the subsequent cooking time-consuming, but there are only so many nights you can eat grilled chicken and steamed veggies (or some variation of that) before you drive yourself straight into the arms of the Domino’s delivery man. Lucky for you, pizza’s not the only meal you can get delivered right to your door these days. There are plenty of healthy food delivery services to accommodate your busy schedule or ineptitude in the kitchen.
Keep reading to find the delivery service that’s right for you.
Healthy Chef Creations
Healthy Chef Creations is the next best thing to having a personal chef. Their team of gourmet chefs prepares each meal individually, and the menu of spa-inspired cuisine changes weekly. The food is all certified organic and is delivered to your door fresh, not frozen.
You can either choose one of their five meal plans (plans include a Mediterranean-style diet designed for weight loss and a healthy dinners option), or customize your meals from their à la carte menu (where you’ll find a long list of breakfast, lunch, dinner, child, and snack options). Vegetarians and vegans, they’ve got you covered, too.
The plans offer five-, six- and seven-day options, ranging from $25 to $53 per day. Healthy Chef Creations delivers everywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Hello Fresh takes the guesswork out of cooking. It’s a subscription-based program that delivers a weekly box of fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes (with pictures!).
The recipes are created by chefs, and then reviewed by dietitians to ensure they’re balanced and nutritious, and they change weekly. Best of all, you can preview the next week’s meals and find past recipes on their website—think roasted beet and lentil salad and chicken paillard. Note: While certainly nutritious—we’re talking 30-plus grams of protein in most meals—not all of the recipes are low-calorie.
Choose from the classic plan (for omnivores), the veggie plan, or the family plan; these can include two or three weekly meals for two or four people. Delivery is available nationwide.
Plated is for the foodie who wants to cook restaurant-quality food without paying restaurant prices. They offer a flexible subscription plan that allows you to skip meals at any time. But with fresh, local ingredients and delicious meals like pork chops with golden beets, why would you want to?
The menus change based on your location. There are low-calorie, low-carb, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipes every week. If you’re not an experienced cook, be sure to check the overview of each meal and stick with the ones that have an “easy” level of difficulty.
Weekly plans start at $48 for two people and go up to $80 for four people; you can choose among 20 weekly recipes to receive two, three, or four nights a week. Plated delivers to 95 percent of the United States.
If it’s your snacking that’s taken you off course, try Fit Snack. The service delivers a monthly box of items curated based on their “Perfect 10” guidelines:
- Rich in complex carbohydrates
Choose from one-, three-, six-, or 12-month plans, ranging from $28 to $300. Fit Snack delivers to the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, and Israel.
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